When it comes to the domain of timepieces, performance is paramount. Just like a car owner, who is passionate about a sophisticated V- or W-shaped engine, a watch aficionado needs to feel a profound connection with the movement of his or her timepiece. To underscore this unshakeable bond, Hamilton has launched its new Jazzmaster Skeleton watches. Armed with a powerful movement and unique dial colour options, the 36 mm watches in the collection feature plum rose (Ref. H32265101 and Ref. H32265801) and pale rose (Ref. H32265870) dials while the 40 mm models include dark blue (Ref. H42535141 and Ref. H42535541) and silver (Ref. H42535810) dials.
Launched in 2013, the first Jazzmaster Skeleton model came in a 40 mm stainless steel case with a skeleton movement. The watch looked old school with thinner lugs and a light silver coating on the dial. Over the years, the collection has seen several variations. To lend it a modern, sassy yet formal look, the timepiece maker, known to keep time for aviation pioneers and US soldiers, has now started experimenting with fresh dial colour options.
Housed in stainless steel cases, the 36 mm watches boast dials in plum and pale rose colours. These models come with silver hands and rose gold hour markers. The 40 mm stainless steel-case watches, on the other hand, come with either dark blue or silver dials. The openworked sections on both models are similar; bevelled edges all around them ensure an alluring finish. You can also find nickeled hour, minute and second hands with Super-LumiNova® on all variants. Each of the 36 mm timepieces is finished on a stainless steel bracelet with the option of a pale rose leather or a plum leather strap. The 40 mm model gets a brown patina leather strap with the option of a stainless steel bracelet for the dark blue dial while the silver dial variant comes on a green patina leather strap.
While Hamilton hasn’t officially said anything about the coating, it seems the silver-dialled model has rose gold hour markers, hour, minute, and seconds hands, and a rose gold Hamilton logo. Even the minute track seems to be crafted from rose gold. The dark blue-dialled model comes with silver hour markers, hour, minute, and seconds hands, and a silver Hamilton logo.
Just like how some of the finest automobile makers bank on engines from other manufacturers to make their products more robust, timepiece makers too often emulate movements from other manufacturers — the new Hamilton Jazzmaster Skeleton watches are a fine example of this practice. Powering all watches is the Calibre H-10-S, Hamilton’s skeletonised version of the Swatch Group’s popular Powermatic 80 movement, delivering 80 hours of power reserve. Each dial consists of a barrel and a balance wheel at 12 o’clock, and turning each watch over showcases the stainless steel oscillating weight.